aquarium
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes.
Photo: Coney Island Aquarium

If you live in an area hit by Hurricane Sandy, you’ve probably noticed the gas shortage. Without power, or gas to run generators, hospitals have been sending their patients to other facilities. Seems like the NY Aquarium at Coney Island is now facing a similar issue.

Ecorazzi isn’t really a friend to aquariums. Keeping large animals in small tanks is hardly a kindness. But, in this situation, the animals are facing a greater threat. New York’s Coney Island aquarium may have to relocate 12,000 animals including walruses, sea turtles, sharks, penguins and a giant octopus.

According to USA Today, the staff is working hard to restore filtration and other necessary life-support systems, but the area was hit hard by the storm. And they don’t know when power will be restored. The flooded aquarium does not know if any resident animals have died yet. They did release photos of the damage.

These creatures are powerless to help themselves. We hope others can help rescue them and that the stress of the ordeal isn’t too much to handle.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/karina.usach Karina Usach

    The aquarium is right outside my window. The pools look destroyed and the place itself looks like its been deserted for months. Haven’t seen the inside though.